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Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By ottos
Re: Can a retired marine be a sailor?

No. Once a Marine, always a Marine!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-23-2015
Replies: 279
Views: 87,124
Posted By ottos
Re: Local boat buying assistance

No problem...most people miss that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-23-2015
Replies: 279
Views: 87,124
Posted By ottos
Re: Montreal Area

Hanmo,

The purpose, at least as stated in the OP, is for people to volunteer locations that they are willing cover. People looking for assistance need to search through the thread, and if they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By ottos
Re: Delaware Bay Anchorage- Cohansey River

With that kind of a schedule, you won't have time to be anchoring anywhere, so no worries! ;)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-19-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,869
Posted By ottos
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

Not bad, but you'd definitely bounce in places inside at low tide.... At least it's sand and mud all the way up :p
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-19-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,869
Posted By ottos
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

Sure you can, just follow the Magenta Line.....

All joking aside, it would be a long slog, subject to groundings, but the NJ Inter Coastal Waterway runs from Manasquan to Cape May. Between...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-19-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,869
Posted By ottos
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

Do you have the option of running inside, rather than the ocean? On an unfamiliar boat, I'd have to think about being conservative..... And I see you're from NJ; as others have said, don't forget...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,243
Posted By ottos
Re: West Marine pulling out of Canada

I second that, Jim...and I am close enough to BB to visit them (on occasion) :D
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-30-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,277
Posted By ottos
Re: Possible Ground Problem, and Rewiring

Don't forget to clean you battery terminals ;-)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By ottos
Re: Survey Passed!

Congrats!
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles   09-11-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 30,836
Posted By ottos
Re: Safety Equipment for Offshore Sailing

As you wish - http://www.landfallnavigation.com/-skite.html

Hey, where'd the link button go?????
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-09-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,379
Posted By ottos
Re: mystery object, anyone know what this is?

My shot in the dark is that it is a fluxgate compass.
Forum: Long Island   08-21-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By ottos
Re: Need help finding dock space near NY or Philly

Where do you fly to? It could make a difference....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-21-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By ottos
Re: My new web site is up and running

A little bit of Italian (?) seems to have gotten mixed in at "Classic Perry Designs - Production Boats"..... Actually looks like Latin to me, but I couldn't imagine that :confused:

"Lorem ipsum...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 12,767
Posted By ottos
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

No need for bottom paint if you are dry sailing..... ;)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-05-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,502
Posted By ottos
Re: Anchoring under sail

Just don't forget to have the bitter end secured, no matter how much rode you are planning to use! :D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By ottos
Re: New boat, new opportunity

If some yahoo runs into your anchored boat at night and causes himself/ his passenger grievous injury or death, do you want to go into court and try to explain that a solar yard light from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By ottos
Re: Tom's River Bridge Height? Anyone Know?

I agree wholeheartedly. A chart supplemented with the LNM and then some local knowledge. Active Captain has some interesting notes on the area.

Minne, You inspired me to review the LNM (my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By ottos
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,143
Posted By ottos
Re: NY Harbor area Sail Loft Recommendations?

South Amboy, NJ John Eggers Inc., Sailmakers (http://www.johneggers.com/)

Somerdale, NJ Home - Linthicum Sailmakers Inc. (http://www.linthicumsailmakers.com/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By ottos
Re: Rules of thumb

I remember a similar thread in the past.

My contribution was 'Explore on a rising tide.'
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By ottos
Re: Need a knot for...

As you can with the taut-line and rolling hitches. The real advantage of the trucker's is that it provides additional mechanical advantage when you really want to cinch something down.

I'm not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By ottos
Re: Need a knot for...

The rolling hitch is very much like the taut line hitch, but holds even better. Rolling Hitch | How to tie the Rolling Hitch and Midshipman's Hitch | Boating Knots...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By ottos
Re: Seeking Skipper Charlie Phillips

Have you tried West Wight Potter Sailboat Owners Registries, and list of owners (http://www.wwpotterowners.com/PotterOwners.html) ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-09-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,336
Posted By ottos
Re: The run aground poll

Every time I sail my Hobie!
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